Articles From : bjgreen
Many SB folks know about the “Flying A” building on the corner of Mission and Chapala, but this is something else.
Santa Barbara’s very own movie company was featured in a 1915 magazine titled "In Motion Picture Land," which called it one of the most attractive studios in California.
Even movie stars over 100 years ago drove a spiffy set of wheels.
One hundred years ago, movie studios had neither budget nor equipment for special effects, so they leapt into action to film disasters such as shipwrecks and use them in a film.
In the 1900's there were a couple of walking and hiking groups in Santa Barbara.
Back when movie makers did not have the budgets to stage their own natural disasters, they took advantage of real-life disaster scenes, such as the devastating fire in Ojai, California in 1917.